Lucas Restle Lucena
PHED 111A : Beginning Swimming
My Favorite Swimmer
6ft’2, 148 lb, 27 years old and, silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 400 Individual Medley. He was also the World Record holder for the 200 Individual Medley in Short Course Meters with 1:53:14, he is also the South American record Holder for the 200 backstroke with 1:57:19 in comparison with my time of 2:18:99 in the Speedo Championship Series back in March. Thiago Pereira is my favorite swimmer because his from my home country, he is a complete, talented, determined swimmer and, he is also a great person. Because in a competion in Brazil I’ve met him and swam in the same lane as him and talk to him and took some tips from him for my backstroke.
Thiago Pereira is one the greatest swimmers in brazillian history, his accomplishiments as a elite swimmer are beyond questioning, he is a 3 time olympian, he former world champion on the 200 IM in short course and the former world record holder for this event, he’s also won 12 golds in Panamerican Games: 6 in Rio, Brazil 2007 and 6 in Guadalajara, Mexico 2011, he also has 3 silvers : 1 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1 in Rio, Brazil 2007 and, 2011 Guadalajara, Mexico, he also had really impressive results at World Championships including 2 bronze medals at Barcelona 2013, ( 200 IM , 400 IM ), with also 4 medals at shot course world championship being : 2 bronzes in 2004, a silver in the same year, a a gold medal with the world record in the 200 IM.
He started swimming the age of 2 after his mom put him in swimming lesson, because he fell inht e pool and nearly drowned. When he was 12 he won his first medal in meet in Volta Redonda, Brazil. At the same age he won a federated championship in a meet in Valenca defending the CSN club. After a several meets he recived a invitation to join Minas Tenis Clube in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2001 to train with head coach Fernando Vanzela, from there on...